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Academic Social Science and Scientific Literacy

Apr 07, 2015 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the misunderstanding and misuse of scientific concepts by academic social scientists.

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Reporters Explain Why Balance Isn’t Needed on Global Warming

Mar 24, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Elite journalists gathered at Columbia University say they have no need to listen to or even acknowledge skeptics of anthropogenic global warming.

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A Diverse Group of Social Psychologists Calls for More Diversity in Their Field

Jan 07, 2015 by George Leef |

Six social psychologists are publishing an article arguing that their discipline suffers as a science due to its narrowness in the range of opinions it deems acceptable. 

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Bamboozled Billionaires

Jul 24, 2014 by Norman Rogers |

NAS board member Norman Rogers replies to a global warming report produced by three billionaires.

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NAS Endorses Secret Science Reform Act

Jun 27, 2014 by Glenn Ricketts |

A bill mandating greater transparency and accountability clears a House committee..

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Short-Circuiting Peer Review in Climate Science

Jun 06, 2014 by Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson |

The integrity of science depends on rigorous and transparent peer review—both of which may be compromised in climate change research. 

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EPA-Gate?

May 24, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

New research uncovers shady science behind the EPA's environmental regulations. 

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The Imaginary STEM Crisis

May 21, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef argues that America actually doesn't need a huge increase in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology degrees.

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Common Core Doesn’t Add Up to STEM Success

Jan 03, 2014 by Sandra Stotsky |

The Common Core State Standards won't prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, writes NAS board member Sandra Stotsky 

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Test Your Knowledge: Yuletide Entomology

Dec 23, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

These critters are dormant for the Christmas season, but here’s a quiz to help sharpen your perspective when they come back with springtime.

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Test Your Knowledge: Baby It’s Cold Outside

Dec 18, 2013 by Peter Wood |

What do you know about cold weather in science and in literature? 

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Test Your Knowledge: Impediments

Dec 02, 2013 by Peter Wood |

How much do you know about impediments that lie unresolved in science and mathematics?

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On the Integrity of Social Science

Oct 24, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Psychology professor Richard Redding reflects on the firestorm surrounding Mark Regnerus's recent study on children of gay parents. Dr. Redding concludes that social science has been politicized to the extent that perspectives… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Ask a Scholar: What Will be the Effects of a Local Power Line Upgrade?

Jun 05, 2013 by Charles G. Beaudette |

Is there reason to worry about a planned power line upgrade?

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STEM Versus Diversity

Dec 06, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the shortage of scientists and engineers in light of demands for continued "diversity" in immigration.

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